NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ken Block says he'll be turning his attention to the line-item veto now that legislation abolishing the so-called master lever has been signed into law.

The Moderate Party founder has been pushing for years to eliminate the straight-ticket voting option on Rhode Island ballots. Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed the legislation Tuesday. The change takes effect Jan. 1.

Block said Wednesday his "next little project" will be pushing for the governor to have the line-item veto. He plans to launch a website in the fall, much like the one he had for the master lever.

He says getting rid of the master lever is just one of many changes needed to reform state government.

Block faces Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the September primary.